Gen. Casey on the strength of our diversity

Gen. George Casey, Chief of Staff of the Army, appeared on several morning talk shows this morning, highlighting the strength of our Army, and resilience even in times of trouble.

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Casey emphasized the need to wait for the completion of the investigation before drawing conclusions concerning the cause or motivation behind the shootings:

“We have to be careful,” Casey said, “because we can’t jump to conclusions now based on little snippets of information that have come out.”

“As great a tragedy as this was, it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well,” the Army Chief of Staff also said Sunday.

Casey added that he does not think there is currently discrimination against the roughly 3,000 Muslims who serve in the Army.

Read the full summary and see a video click at CNN’s Political Ticker blog.

To read the full transcript and watch the video of Gen. Casey’s interview this morning on Meet the Press, click here.